By Ray Rasker, Executive Director, Headwaters Economics— Climate change is here. It’s already influencing economic decisions and conditions across the world.
Yet most of the analysis on the impacts of climate change has been so large or abstract—the global impacts of weather patterns or rising sea levels—that the results often hold little value for an average family or small business.
Locally, there has been little research on the direct impacts that climate change will have on Montana communities. Fortunately, more analysis is starting to take place at the state and local level.… (more…)